College radio correspondent Jennifer Waits joins for a discussion on the difficulty of claiming “firsts” in radio. Sparked by claims that WTBU in Boston was the first college station to stream online in 1999, Jennifer, Eric and Paul examine these kinds of proclamations. Then Paul shares some low-power FM news from Los Angeles where the […]
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Cumulus Media’s long-standing San Francisco radio news station KGO recently laid off its news staff, at the same time the company’s rock station KFOG also fired most of its on-air staff. We discuss what this means for Bay Area listeners and what it indicates for the future of radio journalism. Jennifer Waits joins to bring […]
Last week we shared the news about the horrible fire that destroyed the studios at Boston University’s college radio station WTBU. The station is currently seeking donations in order to rebuild. In an email sent today, WTBU’s long-time faculty adviser Anne Donohue writes, (more…)
I was very sad to hear about the fire at Boston University’s college radio station WTBU on Friday, March 25. A message from WTBU Advisor Anne Donohue written last Friday and posted on the station’s Facebook page reads in part, (more…) Discuss this topic in our forums.
In honor of National Radio Day today, I thought it would be fitting to share some photos from my recent college radio station tours. While vacationing in Boston, I was able to visit five college radio stations, each with its own unique programming and culture. Here’s a sneak preview of those visits through photographs. (more…)
This year’s CMJ Music Marathon drew to a close over the weekend, after a hectic week full of concerts, parties, panel discussions, and workshops. On Thursday, at the annual College Day, college radio stations from all over the country were honored at the 2013 College Radio Awards. Nominated (see the complete nominee list here) by […]
Sadly I didn’t make it out to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon last week. College Day is always a highlight for me, as it’s a great chance to get to mingle with college radio folks and see college radio-specific panels. The day caps off with the College Radio Awards, in which […]